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Phoenix receives $10,000 grant from Envision Financial Community Endowment

Phoenix Society is excited to announce it has received a $10,000 grant for its Leadership Training Program from the Envision Financial Community Endowment with the First West Foundation.

“As a growing non-profit in Surrey and beyond, Phoenix Society strives to ensure we invest in our leadership to manage the growth successfully and, ultimately, have greater success as an organization both in terms of work culture internally but also in service delivery to our clients,” said Keir Macdonald, CEO of Phoenix Society.

This Leadership Training Program is a new endeavor that Phoenix Society has chosen to undertake for the first time in the midst of rapid growth in programming and our employee count growing from 80 to 160 in a matter of 12 months. The Training Program will run for six to eight months and involves a variety of modules, including Mastering Your Time, Mental Toughness, Becoming the CEO of Your Position, Unlocking Team Agility, Emerging Leaders Development and many more, delivered by Human Trusted Advisors.

“We aim to invest in our leadership to achieve best outcomes as a non-profit, and are extremely grateful to the First West Foundation, for its support of this program that will help strengthen our organization and ultimately achieve better outcomes for the individuals we serve,” added Macdonald.

“First West Foundation is delighted to support Phoenix Society and its new Leadership Training Program with a capacity building grant from the Envision Financial Community Endowment” says Susan Byrom, Executive Director of First West Foundation. “We know how difficult it is for organizations to divert funding from client programs to professional development opportunities. We’re proud to help Phoenix Society invest in its people, which ultimately is an investment in our community.”

About Phoenix Society: Since 1989, Phoenix Society has grown from an idea, to its first programs and is now a multi-faceted, integrated service provider that offers a variety of programs and support services, helping residents and program participants achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

A key purpose of the Society is to provide housing and support services for people at multiple entry points on the continuum; we develop community-based projects that meet people where they are at, helping participants exit the cycle of addiction and homelessness and are regarded as having amongst the best outcomes in British Columbia.

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Amy Reid, Fund Development and Communications Manager
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